Knit or Crochet a Handspun Hap

Have you heard about the Hapalong? Spin Off is hosting its third-annual spinalong/knitalong (SAL/KAL) starting January 14, 2019. Between now and then, we are gathering fibers, spinning samples, and picking patterns! Here are a few great handspun hap patterns to consider.

handspun hap

Photo by George Boe

Woodland Hap Shawl
Knitted Gifts 2018
Rebecca Blair’s hap is a generously sized square with a delicate multicolored border. Rebecca, who is often inspired by historical needlework, made this hap for cold winter days and nights. Wrap up in this shawl, wear it as a scarf, or use it as a comfortable, beautiful throw. Strictly speaking, “hap shawl” is redundant; “hap” is enough. See the Fall 2018 issue of Spin Off for a half-hap version of this pattern!

handspun hap

Photo by Christa Tippmann

Harriet Hap
Jane Austen Knits 2013
Inspired by the lovely square shawl worn by actress Toni Collette in the role of Harriet Smith (Emma, Miramax 1996), our version features a lacy, latticework garter pattern for the center square and a stockinette-stitch diamond inner border with classic garter point edging.

handspun hap

Hap Blanket
Interweave Crochet
Modeled after a traditional Shetland hap, this reversible blanket has a center worked on the diagonal in double-ended crochet with a feather-and-fan border interpreted in traditional crochet.

Mark Your Calendars and Join the Hapalong
January 1–13, 2019: Gather your fiber and pick your pattern!
January 14–April 15, 2019: Hapalong (details here)

—Kate


Get spinning!

 

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